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Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room

Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

AThe pictures are soooo much better than having the kids read or listen to me lecture.

A picture is worth a thousand words...what a wonderful class opener for disparity, effects of urban expansion, child poverty...the list is endless UNFORTUNATELY!

 

A striking look at where children from nine countries sleep at night.


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iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC]

iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

A fantasitic infographic  to show kids how things are made and what is required to get something made. Opens the door to discussion on the transportation issue of technology and outsourcing.

Then there is the discussion of jobs, equal pay, ... it is endless!

 

"From its inception to this final shipment, this infographic tracks the journey the iPhone 5 makes around the world to get produced."

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What’s the Difference Between a Lake and a Pond?

What’s the Difference Between a Lake and a Pond? | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
“ You’re taking a summer stroll along a nice trail when you come across a body of water. “That’s a beautiful lake,” you think to yourself. Or ... wait. Is that a beautiful pond? What's the difference between the two, anyway?”
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How Soda Destroys Your Body

How Soda Destroys Your Body | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
You may never hit the vending machine again.
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Loss of ponds, wetlands exacerbated Manitoba flooding: report

Loss of ponds, wetlands exacerbated Manitoba flooding: report | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Authors suggest that had the same amount of rain fallen in the 1950s, Assiniboine River would have only reached half its peak level
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Au départ, on l'a pris pour un fou. Maintenant, on le traite de génie. Découvrez Boyan Slat.

Au départ, on l'a pris pour un fou. Maintenant, on le traite de génie. Découvrez Boyan Slat. | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat vient d'annoncer que son projet fou The Ocean Cleanup est viable. Découvrez comment un entonnoir géant peut nettoyer les océans du plastique.
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Thematic Mapping Engine - thematicmapping.org

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The Great Green Wall

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The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems to the North African landscape.

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gawlab's curator insight, May 27, 9:49 AM

hopes our politics will take it for a major priority !

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 8:38 PM

Its great to see countries coming together for one purpose and in this case the "Green Wall" to help protect and restore ecosystems in North Africa.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 9:32 AM

The Green Wall hopes to restore the environment of the North African area that was destroyed by desertification from overgrazing.

Desertification is one of the many consequences of Human-Environment Interaction that comes mainly from agricultural activity.

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The Ship-Breakers

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In Bangladesh men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, May 25, 3:04 PM

Where there is a need there is a way.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 27, 9:23 AM

This article shows how parts of the world plays host to some of the more dangerous industries in existence because they are desperate for jobs and will take any work that comes their way. The ship-breakers are mostly men that work to recycle retired cargo ships. This job is extraordinary dangerous due to the fact that the ships are built not to be taken apart. We can see the lack of development in some parts of the world through this industry's presence in southwest Asia. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, June 4, 6:28 PM

Despite massive advances in transporting goods rapidly around our ever increasing connected world, little thought is spared for how we mamage the waste stream. MEDC benefitf rom accessing the range of goods but LEDC have to deal with the dismantling of the transport modes. 

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WATCH: Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan on the move in Antarctic

WATCH: Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan on the move in Antarctic | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A large iceberg that broke off the Pine Island Glacier in early November is making its way to the Southern Ocean and scientists are keeping a close eye on it.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

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5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea

5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The window is closing on your chance to tell Obama to oppose the controversial pipeline.
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NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge

NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"Dynamic Earth," a video created by staffers at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and their colleagues, took first prize in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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Some buildings remain shaky 20 years after deadly L.A. earthquake

Some buildings remain shaky 20 years after deadly L.A. earthquake | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The earth lurched without warning before dawn, jolting Los Angeles from its sleep. In a flash, freeway overpasses collapsed. Buildings were levelled or ruined. Fires spread.
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Yes, Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted. No, There's No Reason to Panic

Yes, Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted. No, There's No Reason to Panic | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"Last week, a major tourist thruway in Yellowstone National Park had to be shut down because the road melted. The road’s Wicked Witch of the West impression was caused by high temperatures in both the air and under the ground. Yellowstone sits atop a volcanic hotspot, and that heat helped cause the asphalt to soften and oil to well up onto the surface."
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Nicaragua unveils major canal route

Nicaragua unveils major canal route | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"The Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean have settled on a route."
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 8, 9:04 AM

A Chinese firm (HKND) is planning to construct a canal to rival Panama's.  I've been following this issue as I prepared to co-author an article  for Maps 101 with Julie Dixon and it is clearly a major environmental issue.  However, this issue is much more geographic than just the angle; China and Nicaragua are vying for greater control and access to the shipping lanes that dominate the global economy and international trade.  This shows that they are each attempting to bolster their regional and international impact compared to their rivals (the United States for China and Panama for Nicaragua).   


Tags: transportation, Nicaragua, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, July 29, 4:55 AM

Now, who will pay for it?

Dave Cottrell's comment, July 31, 11:37 AM
You can be sure this will accommodate ships much larger than what the Panama Canal will accommodate.
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This is Québec City in Summer - YouTube

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Learning Activity: Label Mapping

Learning Activity: Label Mapping | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to bring home world-class lessons in the
global economy. (A fun way to help teach your kids geography: http://t.co/d491HYy0Tx)
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Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference?

Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference? | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.
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Let the exploitation begin: Ecuador issues drilling permits for untouched corner of the Amazon

Let the exploitation begin: Ecuador issues drilling permits for untouched corner of the Amazon | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"The world has failed us," President Rafael Correa said of his abandoned conservation effort
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EnviroAtlas

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EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Key components of EnviroAtlas include the following:

A multi-scaled Interactive Map with broad scale data for the lower 48 states and fine scale data for selected communitiesThe Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which shows the linkages between ecosystems, the services they provide, and human healthEcosystem services information, GIS and analysis tools, and written resources
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steve smith's curator insight, May 23, 12:59 PM

This looks great, will be having a play with this soon !

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 24, 12:38 PM

Enviro Atlas. Mapa Interactivo.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 25, 6:21 PM

Unbelievable, tremendous resource. I wish I had this one growing up. It is a US gov site (EPA), and is for US geography. I'm betting you can search around for similar sites for other locales around the world. Great demo. Demo runs on Adobe Captivate. The demo took a little bit of time to load on a wired connection through a high speed fiber optic connection. Or skip the demo and play around with the maps. Site not all that fast. Still, it's worth waiting for if you want the data.

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This Is What Inequality Looks Like In Mexico

This Is What Inequality Looks Like In Mexico | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Mexico has an inequality problem. The uneven distribution of wealth is perhaps best illustrated by a series of images captured by photographer Oscar Ruíz in Mexico City. Produced by ad firm Publicis, the campaign seeks to to highlight the huge...
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Explore the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps - YouTube

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Graphic: This whale can dive deeper than any other mammal (including humans)

Graphic: This whale can dive deeper than any other mammal (including humans) | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A Cuvier’s beaked whale dove down nearly 1.9 miles (2,992 meters) and spent two hours and 17 minutes underwater before resurfacing.
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Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
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Pink goop in Chicken McNuggets? McDonald's Canada answers (Super Bowl XLVIII) - YouTube

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More boreal forest protected in 2013, but challenges remain: scientist

More boreal forest protected in 2013, but challenges remain: scientist | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Canada has made significant strides in protecting the vast boreal forest that stretches across most of its provinces and territories, but the world's largest intact forest ecosystem still faces threats, says an environmental group.
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